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Chicago resident and former UI employee speaks about her Bariatric Surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital

Posted: September  10, 2012 by UI Health Marketing

After a successful adjustable gastric band surgery and losing 120 pounds, Marguerita Langford believes “if you really want something, it can happen.” For Marguerita, weight-loss surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences Center was about more than looking good--it was life-saving as well. She credits Dr. Subhashini Ayloo, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program, with helping her get a healthy life back.

As the only Level 1 American College of Surgeons’ Center of Excellence in Chicago, Bariatric Surgery, at the University of Illinois Hospital offers a comprehensive obesity program for our community. For over 25 years, our center has taken pride in serving a diverse group of patients and families not just from Chicago, but from across the US and around the world. We help our patients not only meet weight loss goals, but also to maintain that weight loss over time. Our team includes specialized medical doctors in obesity, nutritionists, psychologists, exercise specialist, bariatric and plastic surgeons - all with a significant commitment to helping patients become healthier.

We use state-of-the-art technology to perform all bariatric procedures and are pioneers of robotic gastric bypass. This means our patients enjoy very low complication rates and often times our patients can often go home the day of the procedure. We offer group support that is available both in-person and online to provide long term peer support. Our team approach, our commitment to our patients, and our dedication to the health of every person who comes through our doors means that you can expect excellent and supportive care to help you meet your health goals.

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